Monday, November 21, 2011

Crazy times in 3rd grade!

Another month has gone by, and it is getting harder to find the time to post on my blog!  I'm so sorry it has been so long.  We've been busy here in 3rd grade using our Whole Brains!!!!! 

I'm happy to say that I've had the pleasure of having several guests in my classroom to see the use of WBT, and have had positive responses from all of them.  Everyone has said that they are taking WBT back to their classrooms, and then they've been e-mailing with questions after their visits!  To date, I think I've had around 11 teachers in my room this year, and I know I have at least 4 more coming in the week after Thanksgiving break. 

I also have an update on my student teacher who was with me the first 8 weeks of school as well.  She is now in her second 8 weeks of student teaching, and is currently placed in a 5th grade classroom in another district.  She e-mailed me and said WBT works and it's amazing!  She wasn't using it at first, but then was asked to review the parts of speech with the 5th grade class, and she decided that she would use WBT.  The class's response to WBT was astounding, and she said they loved using the gestures and teaching each other.  She even commented on the fact that their behavior improved after introducing the PowerPix and gestures.  I told her I wouldn't steer her in the wrong direction, and that WBT couldn't be beat!!!

I can't wait to get even more teachers in our district on board and using WBT! 

I hope everyone has a very blessed Thanksgiving, and enjoys the time off with family!